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Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by lmychajluk, Jun 24, 2013.
Valid but I didn't really look at the versions I just saw monterra and that was enough for me
Except of course, for one huge difference - the transflective screen on the Monterra. OLED and backlit LCD screens don't have anywhere near the outdoor readability of transflective screens. The software available in the play store doesn't really compare to Garmin software either, though there's always hope that that will change.
All good points advocating "The right tool for the job."
Looking forward to the release and reviews.
I though the release date was Nov. 5... Am I jumping the gun in eager anticipation? Has the date changed? Anyone know anything?
Where did you get that date?
GPS City WAS: "Estimated in stock: November 5, 2013"
NOW "Estimated in stock: November 11, 2013"
I hope the unit ships when it is "ready".
Yes, me too. But if we're going to hope, let's hope it'll be ready soon
Or offer it as a gift on healthcare.com!
Afraid that one went over my head.
+1 I was shocked that the Montana had audio and couldn't play music.
That's a pretty big stretch to conclude that just because a device supports text-to-speech it has an MP3 player and supports high quality Audio.
Be less shocked...question more.
Being it's Android based. Wonder if I can get the PowerAMP app on it...
As a matter of fact, there is a whole list of items, based on the specs of the Monterra, that seem interesting and I wonder how they will work both as part of the navigation system and beyond.
Bluetooth® wireless technology: yes
Wi-Fi connectivity: yes
ANT+ connectivity: yes
GNSS support: yes (GPS + GLONASS)
Near Field Communication (NFC): yes
Microphone: yes (internal for audio capture)
Multimedia (audio/video) support: yes (MP3 player, video player, etc.)
UV sensor: yes
Android with Google Play for complete customization
8 megapixel camera with autofocus and 1080p/30fps video
when it is "ready"
Did you notice another item in the news that was released before it was "ready"?
Sorry, I have a cold and I'm a bit foggy. Yes, to borrow a marketing slogan from years ago, "No Monterra before it's time."
Well more to do with the fact that it has a stereo headphone jack, and it was a $600 high end 'outdoor' active unit with everything including a frikken camera in it, It seemed like a no-brainer that it should play music. It's a crossover marine unit, and ALL of the other marine units play music. It's a crossover road unit, and even the cheapest nuvi's play music. For a 'go anywhere' unit it's inexcusable that it doesn't play mp3's
It's also handheld unit, and every other handheld in the Garmin line before the Monterra does not include a music player. Do you expect your iPod to have a GPS in it?
Least we get too excited about "this does" and "that doesn't", keep in mind that these days there are no absolutes. The Monterra does play music and quite well I might add so xymotic you now have a precedent for future On The Trail units.